Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe in Bologna, Italy, organizes a lecture on the role of civil society organizations in providing access to justice and assistance to victims of labor exploitation. The CEO of ASTRA, Marija Andjelković, will speak to the students of SAIS Europe about this topic, based on decades of work in this field. A lecture is a part of a series of lectures on the phenomenon of trafficking in human beings, and it will be held on April 14, starting at 18:30.
The event will be held in hybrid mode. SAIS Europe students, faculty, and staff are allowed to attend in person in the Penthouse. External guests are welcome to participate by registering for the online webinar using the link below.
Marija Andelkovic is director and one of the founders of NGO ASTRA-Anti trafficking action, the first grass root NGO combating trafficking in human beings in Serbia. She is a lawyer by profession with more than 20 years of experience in field of gender-based violence and one of the first civil society activists to raise the issue of human trafficking in Balkan region, advocating for improving the position of victims and respect of victim’s rights. She has experience in direct victims’ assistance to more than 500 victims as well as in prevention and education activities as trainer and lecturer in Serbia and abroad sharing her anti-trafficking expertise with professionals from governmental institutions and NGOs. She was a member of working groups for developing and monitoring strategic anti-trafficking documents in Serbia. She is an author of numerous publications, manual, articles and shadow reports on human trafficking. Her work and work of ASTRA has influenced shaping and delivering of policy and practice across the region.